Master Program in Theology in North America

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Theology

A masters is earned after students complete an undergraduate degree program. To obtain a masters, you usually need to complete 12 to 18 college courses that often involve completing comprehensive tests and/or a thesis.

More than just a study of one religion, theology generally covers a variety of religious and philosophical traditions, seeking a better understanding of the divine. While it can be studied in order to enter a particular religious order, it also provides students with an understanding of people’s beliefs in general.

From indigenous civilizations to modern day empires, North America has plenty of hands-on educational opportunities to offer scholars. Filled with a range of distinct cultures, students can educate themselves in well-rounded way.

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Master of Divinity

Grand Canyon University
Online Campus Full time September 2019 USA Phoenix Albuquerque Sun City Scottsdale + 3 more

The online Master of Divinity (MDiv) provides the foundation for advanced study and a successful career in church leadership (evening classes are also offered on campus). [+]

The online Master of Divinity (MDiv) provides the foundation for advanced study and a successful career in church leadership (evening classes are also offered on campus).

Grand Canyon Theological Seminary's pastorally oriented curriculum emphasizes the significance of the gospel, the church and the kingdom of God. Prepare for your mission and capture the crucial components of a well-rounded theological education that inspire a life of faithful ministry. In our Master of Divinity program, you are exposed to a profound depth of ministry training and biblical and theological study to increase your wisdom.

From a scholarly perspective, you investigate Christian doctrine, biblical interpretation, leadership and pastoral care. Through a progression of learning, you also gain insight in the areas of Christian ethics, preaching, and apologetics. The MDiv Residency is strategically designed to further your learning in a conference-style environment at key points within the program of study. During MDiv Residency, you are equipped to minister with wisdom and sensitivity in the local church and other Christian organizations.... [-]


Master of Divinity / Master of Divinity by Extension

Vancouver School of Theology
Online & Campus Combined Full time Part time 3 - 7 years January 2019 Canada Vancouver + 1 more

The Master of Divinity and Master of Divinity by extension, degree programs are for those seeking an academic program with practical applications within which to explore the depth of their faith and prepare for a variety of public and pastoral ministries. VST’s Master of Divinity program is accepted for ordination by the Anglican, United and Presbyterian denominations in Canada and by the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America. [+]

OVERVIEW OF PROGRAM

The Master of Divinity, and Master of Divinity by extension, degree programs are for those seeking an academic program with practical applications within which to explore the depth of their faith and prepare for a variety of public and pastoral ministries. VST’s Master of Divinity program is accepted for ordination by the Anglican, United and Presbyterian denominations in Canada and by the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America. Many other denominations accept all or part of this degree program, though some require at least a year in their denominational schools. Students should check with their denomination for specific ordination requirements.

A graduate of the MDiv program at VST will be equipped and prepared to exercise a vocation of theological scholarship in the service of the flourishing of God’s people:... [-]


Master of Theology (Th.M)

Vancouver School of Theology
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 10 semesters January 2019 Canada Vancouver + 1 more

The Master of Theology degree is a post-graduate degree designed to provide the student with an advanced understanding of one area or discipline within the general context of the theological study, and the development of research methods and resources appropriate to the area or discipline chosen. [+]

Overview of Program

The Master of Theology degree is a post-graduate degree designed to provide the student with an advanced understanding of one area or discipline within the general context of the theological study, and the development of research methods and resources appropriate to the area or discipline chosen.

The program may serve to prepare a student for further graduate study at the doctoral level, preparation for some forms of teaching, the scholarly enhancement of ministerial practice, or disciplined focus in an area of theological study for personal interest. Two streams of study are available:

One option requires the writing of a scholarly thesis; this is the option generally recommended for those preparing for doctoral work. The other option, the General Research Option, requires additional coursework and a significant project. The program requires specialization in the area of study in which the thesis is written but allows for diversity in the selection of courses. It is offered in any field in which a student’s interests and the School’s resources coincide. Length of Program ... [-]

Master of Divinity

Clarks Summit University Online
Online Full time Part time 4 - 6 years September 2019 USA Scranton USA Online + 2 more

The 94-credit, online Master of Divinity program at Baptist Bible Seminary is a professional ministry degree that prepares men and women for Christian leadership through a biblically rich and theologically firm education. [+]

Clarks Summit University’s online Master’s Degrees are designed with the adult learner in mind. CSU’s course layout and eight-week sessions allow students to earn their Master’s Degree while pursuing what God has for them now. Each class will allow you to engage with your coursework and peers when you decide to allow you the flexibility to control your schedule.

Graduate students will benefit from the core values of CSU’s mission statement as they prepare to either advance within their current employment or transition into a new ministry or career opportunity. Each program’s core provides the framework of higher education for all of our students. This will prepare them for a:... [-]


Master of Ministry

Clarks Summit University Online
Online Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2019 USA Scranton USA Online + 2 more

The online, 30-credit Master of Ministry program at Baptist Bible Seminary’s combines knowledge and practical skills, enhancing your current and future ministry. The degree program is designed for men and women presently engaged and experienced in ministry. [+]

Clarks Summit University’s online Master’s Degrees are designed with the adult learner in mind. CSU’s course layout and eight-week sessions allow students to earn their Master’s Degree while pursuing what God has for them now. Each class will allow you to engage with your coursework and peers when you decide to allow you the flexibility to control your schedule.

Graduate students will benefit from the core values of CSU’s mission statement as they prepare to either advance within their current employment or transition into a new ministry or career opportunity. Each program’s core provides the framework of higher education for all of our students. This will prepare them for a:... [-]


Master of Christian Ministry

Canadian Southern Baptist Seminary & College
Online Campus Online & Campus Combined Full time Part time 60 hours September 2019 Canada Cochrane + 3 more

The Master of Christian Ministry (MCMin) degree program is designed to prepare graduates for competent Christian leadership in a wide variety of ministry callings. Foundational studies include Bible, theology, ministry skills and praxis. [+]

The Master of Christian Ministry (MCMin) degree program is designed to prepare graduates for competent Christian leadership in a wide variety of ministry callings. Foundational studies include Bible, theology, ministry skills and praxis.

Tracks within this degree program include:

Applied Ministry Pastoral Leadership Missions & Church Planting Requirements

1. The prerequisite for this degree is a BA degree, or its equivalent, from an accredited college or university.

2. A total of 60 credit hours are required for the completion of the degree.

3. At least 30 credit hours must be completed on campus to provide regular and substantive student-faculty interaction to facilitate achieving the degree outcomes.... [-]


Master of Divinity

Canadian Southern Baptist Seminary & College
Campus Full time 92 hours September 2019 Canada Cochrane

The Master of Divinity (MDiv) is a 92-credit-hour professional graduate degree designed to equip pastors and other Christian ministers with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary for their calling. It is the standard theological degree obtained by clergy across North America. [+]

The Master of Divinity (MDiv) is a 92-credit-hour professional graduate degree designed to equip pastors and other Christian ministers with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary for their calling. It is the standard theological degree obtained by clergy across North America.

This degree surveys all major areas of biblical, theological, historical, and practical disciplines related to Christian ministry. Elective courses addressing a variety of subjects complement the core curriculum and equip students for ministry specialization.

Requirements

1. The prerequisite for this degree is a BA degree, or its equivalent, from an accredited college or university.

2. A total of 92 credit hours is required for the completion of the degree. (This requirement has recently been updated. Please contact the registrar for more information.)... [-]


Master of Practical Theology | Concentration in Messianic Jewish Studies

The King's University
Campus Full time 48 hours September 2019 USA Southlake

This concentration seeks to: Prepare men and women for Messianic Jewish ministry within the local congregation and in the wider movement; [+]

Program Objectives

This concentration seeks to:

Prepare men and women for Messianic Jewish ministry within the local congregation and in the wider movement; Equip students with the theories and practical skills necessary to serve effectively in Messianic Jewish ministry; Increase biblical and theological understanding from a Messianic Jewish perspective; Provide professional training that is informed by the ministry of the Ruach (Spirit); and Develop practical ministry skills through supervised Messianic Jewish ministry experiences. Learning Outcomes

Upon completing this concentration, students will be able to:

Demonstrate a knowledge of Scripture and the ability to use hermeneutical and exegetical principles to interpret and apply the Word of God in life and ministry; Demonstrate a knowledge of the heritage and traditions of Messianic Judaism; Articulate a biblical theology of Messianic Jewish ministry; Integrate biblical and theological knowledge with Messianic Jewish ministry; and Communicate the knowledge of who Yeshua is and what He has done in a way that is clear, accurate, authentically Jewish and with love and respect. [-]

Master of Ministry (M.Min.)

Anderson University South Carolina
Online & Campus Combined Full time Part time September 2019 USA Anderson Colombia Ibagué Greenville + 3 more

The M.Min. equips graduates with the theology and practical ministry skills for church or para-church ministry leadership. [+]

Master of Ministry

The Master of Ministry will equip the student with a solid biblical-theological foundation and with practical knowledge and skills for service in the church or other ministry organizations. The unique element of the program is its emphasis on leadership training – far more than a typical seminary program would include.

Why Study Ministry?


The Master of Ministry degree is an alternative model of ministry education that aims to prepare effective leaders for 21st-century churches. Students will be equipped for a higher level of service in church leadership. This program can also be a "jump start" to seminary training.

Coursework Details

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Master of Practical Theology

The King's University
Campus Full time 48 hours September 2019 USA Southlake

The MPT degree program seeks to Prepare men and women for specialized ministry within the local church, church-related agencies, and the community. [+]

Program Objectives

The MPT degree program seeks to:

Prepare men and women for specialized ministry within the local church, church related agencies, and the community; Equip students with the theories and practical skills necessary to perform effectively the ministry to which they are called; Increase biblical and theological understanding necessary to undergird these specialized ministries; Provide professional training that is enjoined by the ministry of the Holy Spirit; and Provide supervised ministry training for those entering specialized ministries. Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of The MPT, students will be able to:

Demonstrate knowledge of Scripture and the ability to properly use hermeneutical and exegetical principles to interpret and apply the Word of God in life and ministry; Survey the heritage and traditions of the Church and the Pentecostal/Charismatic Movements; Articulate a biblical theology of ministry for the student’s focused area of ministry; Integrate biblical and theological knowledge in the specialized area of ministry studied; and Communicate the gospel clearly and effectively. [-]

Master of Divinity Degree (MDiv)

Maitripa College
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 4 years September 2019 USA Portland + 1 more

Maitripa College offers a robust, 72 credit minimum, three-to-four year Master of Divinity (MDiv) degree under the direction of Yangsi Rinpoche. The MDiv is a professional degree focused on a Buddhist approach to cultivating intellectual, spiritual, and professional skills in order to work as an agent of positive change in the world. [+]

Maitripa College offers a robust, 72 credit minimum, three-to-four year Master of Divinity (MDiv) degree under the direction of Yangsi Rinpoche. The MDiv is a professional degree focused on a Buddhist approach to cultivating intellectual, spiritual, and professional skills in order to work as an agent of positive change in the world. Scholastic and contemplative training forms a stable foundation for skillfully enacting culturally- relevant wisdom and compassion. Candidates are prepared for a life of service and leadership in the non-profit sector and traditional chaplaincy roles within Buddhist, interfaith, or secular institutions and communities.

At the core of the degree curriculum are the three pillars of higher education at Maitripa – Scholarship, Meditation, and Community Service. The Master of Divinity degree is designed for students seeking a practical, in-depth, and critical understanding of Buddhist thought, with a strong emphasis on real-life application, both internally and in service to the community. The program couples meditative training and active service in community partnerships with a core philosophical curriculum designed to ground the student in Buddhist principles, logic, philosophical arguments, meditative techniques, and methodologies of the academic study of religion. The synthesis of this training and study informs personal and professional applications of Buddhist orientations to concepts of self and other, the wish to alleviate suffering, and interdependence at local and global levels.... [-]


MBA/MDIV or MAR with Yale Divinity School

Yale School of Management
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 USA New Haven New York + 1 more

The requirements reflect the intention of the School to provide an education that is theologically informed, professionally competent, academically rigorous, and oriented to the life of the church. [+]

PROGRAM FOR THE M.DIV. DEGREEThe degree of Master of Divinity (M.Div.) certifies completion of a program of theological studies designed primarily, although not exclusively, to prepare the candidate for ordination to the Christian ministry. The requirements reflect the intention of the School to provide an education that is theologically informed, professionally competent, academically rigorous, and oriented to the life of the church.PROGRAM FOR THE M.A.R. DEGREEThe degree of Master of Arts in Religion (M.A.R.) certifies completion of a comprehensive program of study in preparation for one of the many forms of lay ministry or service, or completion of one of the concentrated programs of advanced offered by the School.About Yale School of ManagementThe mission of the Yale School of Management is to educate leaders for business and society. We pride ourselves on preparing men and women to combine rigorous business skills with a broader appreciation for the economic, social, and political factors that shape the global environment. We want to produce leaders who make a difference to their organizations and to their communities. The hallmark of our school is the learning experience we provide. ... [-]


Master of Divinity (Bible Exposition)

Columbia International University Online
Online Full time Part time September 2019 USA Columbia

The M.Div. (Bible Exposition) provides you with a comprehensive range of biblical-theological knowledge and practical skills for ministry leadership along with specialized skills to understand, apply, and communicate the Scriptures effectively on a regular basis in a local church context. [+]

At Columbia International University, Scripture informs every subject you study and will allow you to develop your own understanding of the word, an understanding that is firmly rooted in God's truth. Our 78-hour Master of Divinity allows you to complete your degree in three years, with a focus on the concentration of your choice. Plus, our competitive tuition rates makes CIU's M.Div. one of the most affordable in the Southeast. The M.Div. (Bible Exposition) provides you with a comprehensive range of biblical-theological knowledge and practical skills for ministry leadership along with specialized skills to understand, apply, and communicate the Scriptures effectively on a regular basis in a local church context. It prepares you for a ministry of proclaiming God’s Word as a senior or associate pastor.... [-]


Master of Divinity | Concentration in Messianic Jewish Studies

The King's University
Campus Full time 78 hours September 2019 USA Southlake

This concentration seeks to: Prepare men and women for Messianic Jewish ministry; Provide a knowledge of Scripture and the tools and methods to interpret Scripture; [+]

Program Objectives

This concentration seeks to:

Prepare men and women for Messianic Jewish ministry; Provide a knowledge of Scripture and the tools and methods to interpret Scripture; Provide a knowledge of Judaism and Christianity and the relationship between these religious traditions; Provide a knowledge of Messianic Jewish history, theology and practice; Equip students with practical ministry skills in the areas of Messianic Jewish leadership, teaching, preaching, worship, counseling, and administration; Assist students in developing a theology of Messianic Jewish ministry; Develop practical ministry skills through supervised Messianic Jewish ministry experiences; and Encourage students to develop their unique spiritual gifts and to integrate these gifts into their theological studies and Messianic Jewish ministry. Learning Outcomes ... [-]

Master of Divinity

Trinity International University
Campus Full time 3 - 4 years September 2019 USA Deerfield Dolton Davie Santa Ana + 3 more

All Christians are called to be ministers of the Gospel, but there are many different vocations in which a believer can answer that call. Our MDiv is designed to give comprehensive biblical, theological, cultural, and practical training to those desiring preparation for some form of Christian ministerial or academic leadership, all within the context of Trinity’s broadly evangelical ethos. [+]

All Christians are called to be ministers of the Gospel, but there are many different vocations in which a believer can answer that call.

Our MDiv is designed to give comprehensive biblical, theological, cultural, and practical training to those desiring preparation for some form of Christian ministerial or academic leadership, all within the context of Trinity’s broadly evangelical ethos.

Where can this degree take me?

The Master of Divinity is considered the standard professional degree for ordained pastoral ministry, as well as providing an excellent foundation for further academic work and many other unique ministry contexts. MDiv alumni have gone on to a wide variety of vocational pursuits, including pastors, denominational leaders, scholars, authors, community development leaders, and missionary workers in many different contexts locally, nationally, and globally. The MDiv is the prerequisite degree for Doctor of Ministry (DMin) programs and is the recommended graduate degree for those intending to pursue advanced theological study (usually at the ThM or Ph.D. levels).... [-]